The London to Brighton Cycle Ride is an iconic 55 mile cycle ride starting from Clapham Common in South London, to the seaside town of Brighton.
The date for 2020 is Sunday the 13th of September
It costs £55 per person. This includes a fully supported ride and a fantastic lunch at the half way point not to mention that we’ll be waiting with your medal at the finish on the sea front in Brighton!
The minimum age for participants is 16. Those under 18 will need a letter of parental consent. Please contact our team to get a consent form or simply send a signed letter of consent to our team.
The ride will start from Clapham Common South side, Balham Hill, London, SW12 9DU. You will be able to set off anytime between 06:30-09:00.
Yes, this can be arranged for you! Once you have confirmed your place on the ride you’ll be able to book a space on one of our coaches returning from Brighton to Clapham Common.
The route will be available on Strava. You’ll be able to download this once you have signed up. The route will also be signed on the day with brightly coloured arrows from the start to the finish which you can follow if you prefer.
The route will finish at the Brighton Seafront on Madeira Drive, close to the Marina.
The route is entirely on road so please ensure your bike is suitable for this. Whilst using a mountain bike is possible, they are heavier and it would be more challenging! We recommend using a light weight road bike, or hybrid bike. It is also advisable that you have your bike serviced before the ride and ensure it is in good condition. Please bring a puncture repair kit with you and any spare parts you think you may need.
The London to Brighton Cycle Ride is challenging but achievable. In order to maximise your enjoyment you do need to train and get out on your bike before the ride!
We will have friendly mechanics at the water stops, lunch stop and roaming along the route to help out with any difficulties you have during the ride. Please bring a puncture repair kit with you and any spare parts you think you may need to ensure as smooth a ride as possible.
The route is clearly waymarked by directional event arrows. Please follow these at all times but do not panic if you haven’t seen one in a while! They are put on all turns, and along straight roads for reassurance. We strongly recommend downloading the Strava link so you can have it on your devise should you need it. If you find yourself lost please call the contact phone number on the front of your bike number.
The VIP Package includes the following: Exclusive access to car park at Windmill Drive, Clapham for duration of event, Guaranteed free massage at finish, Access to VIP area at finish with secure bike parking, Drinks voucher valid for one soft drink or pint of beer.
To access the VIP car park at Clapham Junction, you will receive a mirror hanger in your event pack which you will receive by post. The car park will be open between 6am and 9pm and be signposted on approach to the start location. To access the VIP area at the finish, your event pack will also contain a wristband which must be worn to access. The VIP area will include indoor and outdoor seating areas, secure bike parking and a free 15 minute massage. At the VIP area, you will be given a voucher for your free drink (valid for a pint of beer or soft drink).
There will be a full support crew as well as medics and mechanics should you need assistance please call the contact number on the front of your bike number. If for any reason you need to retire from the ride you must inform a member of the support crew.
You will receive a FREE buffet lunch of hot and cold food at our lunch stop at Tulley’s Farm, Turner’s Hill. This is at the 30 mile mark for you to get your energy levels up for the remainder of the ride. Please note that lunch will finish at 14:30.
Free water stops are in three locations on the route with friendly skyline staff positioned at around 10 miles, 17 miles and at the top of the infamous Ditchling Hill at 45 miles.